• <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Schedel (Hartmann). <i>Liber Chronicarum,</i> first edition, Nuremberg, Anton Koberger for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, 1493. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> [Greek Orthodox Church].- <i>Menaion,</i> manuscript in Greek, on paper, in Greek letters, [Eastern Mediterranean], [c. 1400]. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> American Revolution.- Loyalist's cow powder horn, engraved with the cypher "GR" for George III surmounted by a crown, an inscription, and on reverse an engraving of the "North River" [Hudson River], 1777. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Illuminated prayer book.- <i>Maria Carcer y Trigueros... Santa Misa y Oraciones,</i> illuminated manuscript in Spanish, on paper, [c. 1850]. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Hardy (Thomas). <i>The Mayor of Casterbridge,</i> 2 vol., first edition in book form, original cloth, 1886. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> [Austen (Jane)]. <i>Emma: A Novel,</i> first edition, Printed for John Murray, 1816. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Brontë (Charlotte). <i>Jane Eyre. An Autobiography,</i> 3 vol., first edition, Smith, Elder and Co., 1847. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Cruikshank (George). <i>The Road to the Derby,</i> one of two proof copies, Raphael Tuck & Sons, 1882. £600 to £800.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Meunier (Charles, binder).- Gruel (Leon). <i>Manuel Historique et Bibliographique de l'Amateur de Reliures,</i> 2 vol., Paris, 1887.-1905. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Burne-Jones (Sir Edward). <i>The Work of Edward Burne-Jones,</i> edited by Philip Burne-Jones, one of 200 copies, [c.1900]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Nazraeli Press.- <i>Six by Six,</i> 36 vol. [a complete set], one of 100 sets, each with signed photograph, Portland, Or., 2010-16. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Australasia.- Péron (Francois) and Freycinet. <i>Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes,</i> 5 vol. including Atlas, second edition, Paris, 1824. £6,000 to £8,000.
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Bellmans Auctioneers and Valuers: Science Books from the Collection of Peter and Margarethe Braune. Part I

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Auction Name Science Books from the Collection of Peter and Margarethe Braune. Part I Total Sales (GBP) 67,880.80
Auction Date 09/15/2020 - 09/15/2020 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 52,390.00
Sale Number #91520 High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 79,380.00
Total Lots 208
Sold Lots 135 Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 71,850.00
% of Lots Sold 64.90% High Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 109,580.00
Unsold Lots 73 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 61.95%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
879 HERO OF ALEXANDRIA or Alexandrinus HERON (c. 10 AD - c. 70 AD).

De gli Automati, overo Machine se Moventi, Libri due, Tradotti dal Greco da Bernardino Baldi.

1589 GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 3,782.00
935 PAPIN, Denis (1647-1713).

Nouvelle Maniere pour Lever l' Eau par la Force du Feu.

1707 GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 2,440.00
805 AMPERE, André-Marie (1775-1836).

[In: Mémoires de l' Académie des Sciences de l' Institut de France.

1827 GBP 700.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 2,074.00
888 JOHANNES DE SACRO BOSCO (c.1195-c.1256).

Sphaera mundi, edited by Pedro Ciruelo (1470-[?]1554).

1526 GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 2,074.00
861 FOUCAULT, Jean Bernard Léon (1819-68).

[In: Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de l' Académie des Sciences ... Tome Trente-Deuxième. Janvier - Juin 1851]. Demonstration physique du mouvement de rotation de la terre au moyen du pendule; par M. L. Foucault. (Commissaires, MM. Arago, Poui

1851 GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 1,952.00
1008 [WORCESTER, Edward Somerset, 2nd Marquess of (1601-67)].

A Century of the Names and Scantlings of Such Inventions, As at present I can call to mind to have tried and perfected, which (my former Notes being lost) I have, at the instance of a powerful Friend, endeavoured now in the Year 1655 to set these down in

1663 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 1,952.00
857

FIRST SOLVAY CONFERENCE - La Théorie du Rayonnement et les Quanta. Rapports et Discussions de la Réunion tenue à Bruxelles, du 30 Octobre au 3 Novembre 1911 sous les Auspices de M. E. Solvay.

1912 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 1,708.00
892 KRAUSS, Friedrichs von (1724-89).

Selbstschreibende Wundermaschinen, auc mer andere Kunst- und Meisterstüche.

1780 GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 GBP 1,586.00
802

Acta Eruditorum. Anno M DC LXXXVIII [-M DC LXXXXI], edited by Otto Mencke.

1688-91. GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 1,525.00
1007 WILLUGHBY, Francis (1635-72).

Ornithologiae libri tres ... Totum opus recognovit, digessit, supplevit Joannes Raius.

1676 GBP 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 GBP 1,525.00
961 ROSEL VON ROSENHOF, August Johann (1705-59).

Der Monatlich-Herausgegebenen Insecten-Belustigung.

1746-61. GBP 700.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 1,464.00
860 FOUCAULT, Jean Bernard Léon (1819-68).

[In: Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de l' Académie des Sciences ... Tome Trentième. Janvier - Juin 1850]. Méthode générale pour mesurer la vitesse de la lumière dans l' air et les milieux transparents. Vitesses relatives de la lumière dans l'

1850 GBP 500.00 - 800.00 GBP 1,281.00
884 INGENHOUSZ, Jan or John INGEN-HOUSZ (1730-99).

Experiments upon Vegetables, Discovering Their great Power of purifying the Common Air in the Sun-shine, and of Injuring it in the Shade and at Night.

1779 GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 1,220.00
1001 VITRUVIUS POLLIO, Marcus (c.80-70 - c.15 BCE).

De architectura libri decem, edited by Daniele Barbaro.

1567 GBP 700.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 1,159.00
877 HAUY, René Just (1743-1822).

Tableau Comparatif des Résultats de la Cristallographie et de l' Analyse Chimique, Relativement a la Classification des Mineraux.

1809 GBP 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 GBP 1,098.00
993 TORRICELLI, Evangelista (1608-47).

Lezioni Accademiche ... Lettore delle Mattematiche nello Studio di Firenze e Accademico della Crusca, edited by Tommaso Bonaventuri.

1715 GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 1,037.00
834 CAVENDISH, Henry (1731-1810).

[In: Philosophical Transactions, of the Royal Society of London. Vol. LXXIV. For the Year 1784. Part I.]. XIII. Experiments on Air ... Read Jan. 15, 1784 (pages 119-153).

1784 GBP 700.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 976.00
899 LEDERMULLER, Martin Froben (1719-69).

Mikroskopische Gemüths- und Augen-Ergötzung.

1763 GBP 700.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 976.00
998 VAN DER HORST, Tileman (fl. 1725-49) [Part II by Jacob POLLEY].

Theatrum Machinarum Universale; of Keurige Verzameling van verscheide grote en zeer fraaie Waterwerken, Schustsluizen, Waterkeringen, Ophaalen Draaibruggen.

1757 [ 1737]. GBP 700.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 976.00
851 DOPPLER, Christian (1803-53).

Beiträge zur Fixsternenkunde.

1846 GBP 700.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 915.00
842 COTES, Roger (1682-1716).

Harmonia mensuram, sive analysis & synthesis per rationum & angulorum mensuras, edited by Robert Smith.

1722 GBP 700.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 878.40
949 PRIESTLEY, Joseph (1733-1804).

[In: Philosophical Transactions, Giving Some Account of the Present Undertakings, Studies, and Labours, of the Ingenuious in Many Considerable Parts of the World.

1772 GBP 700.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 878.40
801

ACCADEMIA DEL CIMENTO - Saggi di Naturali Esperienze fatte nell' Accademia del Cimento.

1666 GBP 500.00 - 800.00 GBP 829.60
979 STURM, Johann Christoph (1635-1703).

Collegium experimentale, sive curiosum in quo primaria seculi inventa & experimenta physico-mathematica, Speciatum Campanae urinatoria, camerae obscurae, tubi Torricelliani, seu baroscopii, antliae pneumaticae, thermometrorum, hygroscopiorum, telescopior

1676 GBP 500.00 - 800.00 GBP 829.60
959 RONALDS, Francis (1788-1873).

Descriptions of an Electrical Telegraph, and of Some Other Electrical Apparatus.

1823 GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 793.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph F. Kernan, <i>College Football,</i> oil on canvas, <i>The Saturday Evening Post</i> cover, 1932. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph C. Leyendecker, <i>Golfer Lighting a Cigarette,</i> oil on canvas, c.1920. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Howard Chandler Christy, <i>In the Field,</i> charcoal & watercolor, published in <i>Scribner’s,</i> 1902. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> N.C. Wyeth, <i>Standish Reading,</i> pen & ink, for <i>The Courtship of Miles Standish,</i> 1920. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Johnanna Stewart Mapes, <i>A Fairy Book,</i> conté crayon, for <i>St. Nicholas Magazine,</i> 1907. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Arnold Lobel, pen & ink, for <i>The Frog & Toad Coloring Book,</i> 1981. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Antonio Lopez, <i>Today’s Fashions,</i> study for <i>The New York Times,</i> 1981. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>“I’ll have to go back to the house…I forgot my rubbers…”</i> pen & ink, original 4-panel <i>Peanuts comic,</i> 1960. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Constantin Alajalov, <i>Family Tree,</i> watercolor and gouache, cover for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1938. Estimate $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Carolina Parrot, Plate 26.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $125,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Fish Hawk or Osprey, Plate 81.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $145,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Brown Pelican, Plate 421.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $75,000 to $100,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DE BRY, Johann Theodore, attributed to. Pair of Watercolor studies of Tulips. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> FUERTES, Louis Agassiz. <i>Alaskan Brown Bear.</i> Watercolor and gouache on board. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> HILL, Thomas. <i>Big Trees.</i> Oil on canvas. c. 1903. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Macropodidae or Family of Kangaroos.</i> London: by the author, August 1st 1841-May 1st 1842. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America.</i> London: Richard and John E. Taylor for the Author, [1844]-1850. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> JANSSONIUS, Joannes. <i>Atlantis majoris quinta pars, orbem maritimum seu omnium marium…</i> Amsterdam: Joannes Janssonius, 1652. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DONCKER, Hendrik. <i>De Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Waereld, vertoonende alle de Zee-Kusten van het bekende deel des Aerd-Bodems.</i> Amsterdam: Henrick Doncker, [1658-1665]. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> BURR, David. <i>Map of the City and County of New York with the Adjacent Country.</i> Engraved map with original hand color. Ithaca, NY: Stone & Clark, 1839. $9,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> CURRIER, Nathaniel and IVES, James Merritt. <i>The City of New York.</i> Lithograph with original hand color. New York: Currier & Ives, 1884. $15,000 to $20,000.
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